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VOL. XX, 3T0.43.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
ANCIENT RUINS IN SONOKA. 31EXIC0.
Life in the Polar Ilegion.
ilCXELS AND EESTAU KANT.
Ancient ruins Lave recently been
discovered in Sonora, which, if re
ports are trne, surpass anything of
the kind yet found on this continent.
The ruins are said to be about four
leagues southeast of IVIagdalena.
There is one pyramid which has a
base of 1350 feet, and rises to the
heigLt of 750 feet; there is a winding
roadway from the bottom leading up
on an easy grade to the top, wide
enough for carriages to pass over,
said to be twenty-three miles in
length; the outer walls of the road
way arc laid in solid masonry, huge
blocks of granite in rubble work, and
the circles are as uniform and the
grade as regular as they could be
made at this date by onr best engin
eers. The wall is only occasionally
exposed, being covered over with
debris and earth, and in many places
the sahuaro and other indigenous
plants and trees have grown up, giv
ing the pyramid the appearance of a
mountain. To the east of the pyra
mid a short distance is a small moun
tain, about the same size, which rises
about the same height, and if reports
are true it will prove more interesting
to the archaeologist than the pyra
mid. There seems to be a heavy layer of
species of gvpsum about half way up
the mountain, which is as white as
snow, and may be cut into any con
ceivable shape, yet sufficiently hard
to retain its shape after being cut. In
this layer of stone a people of an un
known age have cut hundreds upon
hundreds of rooms from GxlO to 10x18
feet square. These rooms are cut out
of the solid stone, and so oven and
true are the walls, floor and ceilings
to plumb and level as to defy varia
tion. There are no windows in the
rooms and but one entrance, which is
always from the ton. The rooms aro
about eight feet high from floor to
ceiling; the stone is so white that it
seems almost transparent, and the
rooms are not at all dark.
On the walls of these rooms are
numerous hieroglyphics, and repre
sentations of human forms with
hands and feet of human beings cut
in the stone in different places. But,
strange to say, all the hands have five
fingers and a thumb, and the feet have
six toes. Charcoal is found on the
floors of many of the rooms, which
would indicate that they built fires
in their houses. Some implements of
every description aro to bo found in
and about the rooms. The houses or
rooms are one above the other to
three or more stories high; but be
tween each story there is a jog or re
cess the full width of the roonLbelow,
so that they present the appearance
of large steps leading "up the moun
tain. "Who those people were, what ago
they lived in, must bo answered, if
answered at all, "by the wise men of
the east" Some say they were ances
tors of the Mayas, a race of Indians
who still inhabit southern Sonora,
who have blue eyes, fair skin and
light hair, and are said to be a moral,
industrious and frugal race of people,
who have a written language and
know something of mathematics.
Success ami Failure.
On the whole I am content that my
husband should be one of the world's
many failures, for there is no man
more charming than the unsuccessful
one. "When he fails, he consoles him
self with day-dreams of what might
have been, or might still be dreams
brighter by far than the prosaic re
ality could ever prove. If he has any
good in him, his many disappoint
ments have made him tolerant, piti
ful, helpfuL He stands aside and
watches with kindly eyes, those who
are starting in tho race of life, full of
the courage and confidence which
once were his. He helps many a
young fellow to win where ho himself
has lost, and his advice has all the
wisdom of a dearly bought experi
ence, his counsels the humility of one
who has known the bitterness of dis
appointment. On the other hand,
the successful man is often cold,
hard, and arrogant "Why should
other men fail when he has succeed
ed so well? It must be their own
fault; they are wantiug in energy, in
talent; clearly there is something
wrong about them. Do you suppose
he had no difficult)' to encounter, no
hard work to go through?" Thus
he boasts, forgetful of the watchful
Providence that protected him! for
getful also of the kind and helpful
hands that held the light aloft when
his path was darkest, and pushed
aside the stones that would
have made him falL Besides,
how few men are successful in
all things, and all through life!
A large book, and I think a very
sad one, might be written on the lat
ter days and death of great men.
Solomon's oft-quoted "Vanity of van
ities, and all is vanity," is but one
instance among a thousand; and wo
ourselves, if we have been behind the
scenes of life's drama, know what a
Dead Sea apple prosperity often
proves, and what terrible skeletons
are sometimes hidden beneath the
gold and silver in rich men's cup
boards. Beally and truly when I
think the matter over, Envy steals
away abashed, not having a leg to
stand upon; and I feel nothing but
the tenderest compassion for the poor,
ill-used, unfortunate, successful man.
I have never had the honor of know
ing a royal personage no, not even a
-dethroned one but I feel certain that
their smile must be full, of bitterness
when they hear the old saying, "As
happy as a king." - As to us", who are
not kings or even "Princes of this
world," let us also smile when we
hear of other people's prosperity; not
a bitter, envious smile, but one full of
-sympathy with our neighbor's suc--cess,
and also of content with the less
brilliant lot which gives so many
compensations to the world's poor
unsuccessful ones. Sour Qrapes.
An English doctor avers that he
has found fasting from four to eight
days to be a specific cure for rheuma
tism. No medicines aro given under
this treatment, but the patient is al
lowed water and lemonade in moder-
It is impossible to form an idea of
the tempest in the jolar seas. m The
icebergs are like floating rocks
whirled along a rapid current The
huge crystal mountains dash against
each other, backward and forward,
bursting with a roar like thunder,
and returning to the charge until los
ing their equilibrium they tumble
over a cloud of spray, upheaving the
icefields, which fall afterwards, like
the crack of a whip-lash on the boil
ing sea. The sea gulls fly away
screaming, and often a black shining
whale comes for an instant puffing to
the surface. "When the midnight sun
grazes the horizon, the floating
mountains and the rocks seem to be
immersed in a wave of beautiful pur
ple light The cold is by no means
so insupportable as is supposed. We
passed from a heated cabin at thirty
degrees above zero to forty-seven de
grees below in the open air without
inconvenience. A much higher de
gree of cold becomes, however, in
sufferable if there is a wind. At fif
teen degrees below zero a steam, as if
from a boiling kettle, rises from the
water. At once frozen by the wind,
it falls in fine powder. This phenom
enon is called ice-smoke. At forty
degrees the snow and human bodies
also smoke, which smoke changes in
to millions of tiny particles like
needles of ice, which fill the air, and
make a light continual noise like the
rustle of stiff silk. At this tempera
ture the trunks of trees burst with a
loud report, the rocks break up and
earth opens and vomits smoking
water. Knives break in cutting but
ter. At night the eyelids are covered
with a crust of ice, which must bo
carefully removed before one can open
lie Bed of an Eastern Prince.
Some time last year there was a
wooden bedstead manufactured which
was intended for the use of the King
of Siain. It was fourteen feet wide
and divided into three parts, the cen
ter part being raised about eighteen
inches. This piece of furniture, be
ing of such unusual dimensions,
caused a slight sensation among all
those who were permitted to examine
it But the bedstead made in Paris
lately for an Indian prince would
draw thousands to sco it were it ex
hibited in New York, even if fancy
prices were charged for admission.
The bedstead is partly made of real
silver, and cost many thousands of
dollars. At each corner stands a
beautifully modeled nude female fig
ure (life-size) holding a delicately con
structed fan. Each figure, it is said,
wears a wig of real hair. This is to
to bo regular!)' "dressed" bv the court
barber once a week. On the great
potentate getting into bed the weight
of his body sets certain machinery
in motion, the effect of which is that
so long as his royal highness enjoys
his horizontal refreshment the silver
maidens gently fan the sleeper. If
the figures at the foot or the bed are
required to exert themselves in a like
manner, this can bo accomplished by
the aid of a clock-like apparatus.
Moreover, should the dusky owner of
the bed wish to be lulled to slumber
by the dulcet sounds of soft music,
this can be done by touching a
spring. The bottom of the bed con
tains a large musical box which i3 so
arranged that the tunes can be loud
or soft as desired.
Don't Be Too Credulous.
Don't believe all you read. Don't
believe too quickly half you read.
Don't believe anything as regards
thought, opinion, or assertion till
you have run it through the mill of
your own judgment and see if it
emerges without a flaw. Remember
that a book is generally one man's I
talk on paper. Remember that his!
conclusions and deductions are often
based on other men's statements
which lime may prove partly or whol
ly wrong. Remember that it is as
easy to err with the pen as with the
tongue. Remember that for two men
to give the same account of the event
of which both are witnesses is ex
tremely rare. Remember that no
conscientious scribe can read what he
wrote twenty-five years ago without
finding many opinions and assertions
which will make him squirm and feel
like hunting a hole to hide his head
in. Remember that the man, be he
writer or not, who all his days sticks
to one opinion, simply because it is
his opinion, ceases to grow intellect
ually and imprisons himself in his
own dogmatism. Remember that the
man who is searching for the truth
must give up his mistaken convic
tions, no matter how dear they may
bo to him or how sorely it may
hurt his pride to own up that he has
been mistaken. Remember to apply
all the foregoing remarks to this arti
cle after you have read it.
If I Were a Girl!"
'If I were a girl," said a -well-known
New England clergyman re
cently, 4'I -wouldn't parade too much
in public places. He mentioned a
number of other things that he -would
not do. He -would not think too
much about dress, or about parties,
or fashionable society. But in regard
to the folly of parading in public
places he was particularly emphatic.
A good many girls acquire the habit
of parading the streets before they
comprehend how objectionable it is.
Their motive at first is simply amuse
ment; afterwards they like thus to
draw upon themselves the notice of
others. But notice so attracted is
seldom respectful, and the very youncr
man who will look admiringly at the
girls jio meets under such circum
stances will probably rejoice in his
own heart that his sister is not among
Use DIkikiKI'a CumuU Balsam
J. hL Yantis, Sweet Springs, Mo.,
writes: 4'My mother lias Iiad bronchial
and pulmonary affection, for forty years
and in that time lias tried almost every
thing, but never found auything to give
her the relief Dimmitx's Cough Ralsani
has." At W.E. Dement &Cos.
Brace up the whole system with King
of the Blood. See Advertisement.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wholesomcness. More
economical than the. ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. SnUUmluin can. llov
ai. Bakino POWDER Co.. 10G Wnll-st. N. Y.
King of the Blood
Is not a "curt all." It Is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, derances the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
nun xreat generic uisorucr, ixnminiy or
Itlood. Such are Dypc;ila, uillluusncss,
Liter Complaint, OmsUpalton, iVerroiw DLi
onlerx. Headache, IJackache, General Weak
ness, Heart Disease, Dropty, Kidney Disease,
Pilot. Rhcutnatixm. Catarrh. Scmftda. Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. Swellings, tic.
ore. ivins ui me jMuu prevents ana
cures these bv attnekiuc the eaufc. Imnuritv
of the blood. Chemists and physicians asnue
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the punwse." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, in parapniet, '.treatise on Diseases
oi the Wood." wrapped around each bottle.
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Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Stee!, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
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Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Prices, In Stock.
Comer Chenamus and Hamilton Street
LOBB & GO.
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Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
55TAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker Bouse, Astoria. Orcaon.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leinenweber & Co.,
a i.k;n'k.vwsbrl h.rrown
TAfflffiBS KM CUEBBIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
l.L KINDS OK
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
a-fWgbest cash price paid for Hides and
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undersigned Las been appointed the as
signee oi the firm of A. M. Johnson and Co.
and all persons liavlng claims against said
firm are notified to present the same duly
verified to me at my office In Astoria. Ore
gon, within three months from this date,
October 17th, IS&L
d-6v A, W.BERBY,
U, n. P.lRKlSJi. Prop..
ASTORIA. - - OREGON
K.P. PAl'.KEH. - MMtaguranU Ajjen?.
AI.CttOSHY. - - D.iy Clerk
VhlL UOWEUS, - - Night Cleik.
Jas. DUFFY has the Ilnrand i:il!lnn room.
First Class in ail Respects.
FKF.K COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Ccncomly Street is the Best in
ilo hits Always m Xlnxul FISH'S 21
Shonl "Water Bay tun! Fast
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias bceu Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knapptou seven j car.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fabrc's, is daily set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7 :30 P M
A EINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will bo ftirnlnlicd for 50 ccntN.
Ctonrd by the 3IoiitIi, - S2."S to S30
Lodging can be procured by the day.
week or mouth. Sly establishment U fitted
newly throughout, and everything main
tained in the best st vie.
A Good Gup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AX OYS
tcr stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon llakery.
Every attention paid lo patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPES DAY AND XIU1IT.
nical.s 25 cezitM and upwards.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Plias. Wallman has opened a hoarding and
lodging house south of O'ltrien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table is supplied with the best the
market affords : pood food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy vourselves,
Announces to the public that he luis located
lit the rooms formerly occupied by the City
IJook Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant and Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at nil hours.
His patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New Eugland Restaurant Is a. sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Iomextie. and ForIj;ii Cinrn of
the best UrandM.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Denton aud Lafa
im GEORGE GORLIER.
AUNDT & EEECHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All klads of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
( ! K. TH03ISOA',
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room Xo. c, over White House,
Attumej-nt Law, and Notary
Od J Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
C W. KUI.TOX. o. c. FUXTOIT.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
1 i. A. IJOWIiItY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chen.-.mits Iwt, - - ASTORIA. OREGON
Room 4, White House.
Q J. CURTIS,
ATTY AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Waahinston Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 aud A. Odd Fellows Building, As
X. II. -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
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Clr.tsop County, and City of Astoria
Otflee :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
jQ!t. X. C BO ATM AX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Kooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TJITTLE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Roona l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Rfsidkxck Over J. E. Thomas' Drus
ASTOUL, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
oi uiss anu sqemocqne stret .
JQU. JT. E. LaFOllC'E,
Room 11. Odd Ftllott-s Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
PROF. T. F. MEYER
Graduate of Heidelberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
oi:o. r. vtiikelei:
"W. L. KOBB.
WHEELER & KOBB.
Seal Estate I Insurance Asents.
"Ve have very desirable property In As
toria anil Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Ttoyal, Xonvlch Union and Xianca
fill re Insnranco Co'a.,
Willi a combined capital of 830,000,000.
Traveler Life and Accident Insnr-
uurc v. , ui iinitiuiu, auu me jian
liattnn lilfe JnHurancc Co..
of New York.
We are acents for the Dally and Wctkly
Xorthiccsl Xews, and the Oregon Videlle.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors. Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
Siiop W OIlSL
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
Kon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
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TILL Wi RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Gents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, Weeks Doings,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Cal!,"Oregcnian, News and Astop.ian,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, and
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
OR fOTl'S'CJ Leslie's Popular Monthlv,
AO Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 OeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions- 1 liave also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year $3.75 not 4 00
" Bazaar, " 3.75 4.0Q
" Monthly " 3.5b " 4.00
All three for 10.00 12.00
Leslie's Weekly, per year. 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year . ' . . 3.75 " 4.00
" Popular Monthly . . . : .f?. . .'. . . . 2.85 3.00
Fireside Companion . . . 2.75 "" ' 300r
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 " 3.00
Family Story Paper ... 2.75 " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 , 3.00
S. F. Argon ant 3.75 4.00
Puck 4.50 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
laools at This I
All the following line cloth hound Books gilt h1r Ked Lino edition, formerly 31.50 at
.Scents. POKMs-llidwer Lytton. Campbell. Spem-er. Jlennms, Tennyson. Hood.
Moore, Jean Ingelow-. Cr.ibb, Tope, Shakesjieare, Ooldsmlth. Chancer. Coleridge. Luciie
Dryien. MacaiUay, Scolt. Schiller. Milton. Keats. Kirk, White, Uoss. Thompson, Herbert!
Ayton. Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, fchelby, Rodgers, Burns, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of 2oyeLsand Gift Books, rieh'y hound, formerly Sli now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's bchool Days, Tour of the World. The Fur Country. Five "Weeks in a Balloon.
Anderson Fairy Tales, Arabian Sights. Young Crusoe. ThIcs from Shakespeare. Don
Quixote, Gem, Household Stories, Dick Bodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days or Pompeii.
Boblnson Crusoe. Boh Boy, The Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Talcs, The
rrlvateersman, oung Forester, J'cter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Every article of my new, line selected stock
Books, Stationery, and Notions in endless variety. A fine display of Gold and Silver
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry, Bodgcr Bro. Silverware, as Knives, Forks aud Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc, will he sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Lotv for Cash, or on Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the Fast.
npf"Yra 1 TIic finest assortment of Toys. Wagons. W locipetlcs. Baby Carriages,
JLJ A.K3 . etc., etc., can only be found at Adler's well known Crj-stal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded In selecting a stock of goods which
will snit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every tlfme received.
Polite clerks will he found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
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GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions mado te Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wass, President.
- J. G.nasTtEE, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
J onx Fox.Superintendent.
will be sold at prices that will
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